Colonial Palms Motor Inn
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free parking
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... and quietly made our way on to the beautiful boat, Solway Lass, to then be introduced to the crew that would be looking after us for trip. We had Chey the captain, Gunny the bosun, Tiff as crew, Ra as chef, and most importantly, B who would be manning the bar!
As were walking along the boardwalks of the marina, I was commenting on which yacht I felt I should have, as was a lady walking just in front of us, and we agreed on the yacht that was ...
... and was called "Spank Me". We had visions of it being an all-night party boat full of 18 year-old backpackers and we were not too keen on that. Anyway, we didn’t have much choice and so arrived at the office for check-in, and then went off shopping to stock up on some snacks.
We boarded the boat at around 1pm, and one of the first things the skipper said was that the boat was definitely not a party boat despite the name, and there would be ...
... a male in the tourism industry and wanna seem cool you've gotta give yourself a nickname ending in 'ie/y' as I've already met a frosty, a rusty & a salty) Then we got on board and were assigned out beds for the evening, I was told I had a double bed, but would be sharing with a Danish girl who i'd met 30 seconds earlier (talk about cosy!) Then we set off to sail, and it was so relaxing & beautiful and we just bobbed about on the water for hours (me finding the shady ...
We started the day with a visit to the Wildlife Center where two Koalas (We've learned that they are not called Koala Bears in this country) were awake and eagerly feeding on new eucalyptus branches. After spending a day looking for them in the wild and finding them so far up in the trees, we couldn't get good pictures, it was a pleasure to see them so active close up. We then had our pictures taken holding them. It felt very much like holding ...
... went down to the local beach park, did a little reading and a little snoozing and just luxuriated in the tropical feel, the trade winds, the 80 degree water. The multi-colored squawkie birds (most of which we've never seen before). A gorgeous and relaxing afternoon prior to our adventure on the catamaran.